Netflix confirmed in February 2016 that it would produce its first German-language series with Who Am I? director Baran bo Odar and the producers behind foreign-language Oscar winner The Lives of Others.
The series, entitled Dark, is described as a mysterious saga following four families living in a small German town. Their idyllic life is torn apart when two children mysteriously disappear and the families' dark secrets begin to come to the surface.
Jantje Friese, who co-wrote Odar's cyber-thriller Who am I? penned the screenplay for the series.
“Dark is an incredible German story that will appeal to a global audience.” said Erik Barmack, VP international originals at Netflix. “Bo and Jantje are creative talents that have developed great projects in both Berlin and Hollywood, and we are thrilled to be working with them on our first original series entirely authored, shot and produced in Germany.”
- Louis Hofmann as Jonas Kahnwald
- Oliver Masucci as Ulrich Nielsen
- Jördis Triebel as Katharina Nielsen
- Maja Schöne as Hannah Kahnwald
- Sebastian Rudolph as Michael Kahnwald
- Anatole Taubman as Bernd Doppler
- Mark Waschke as Noah
- Karoline Eichhorn as Charlotte Doppler
- Stephan Kampwirth as Peter Doppler
- Anne Ratte-Polle as Ines Kahnwald (1986)
- Andreas Pietschmann as The Stranger
- Lisa Vicari as Martha Nielsen
- Angela Winkler as Ines Kahnwald
- Michael Mendl as Bernd Doppler (1986)
|1||"Secrets"||Baran bo Odar||Jantje Friese & Baran bo Odar|
|2||"Lies"||Jantje Friese & Ronny Schalk|
|3||"Past and Present"||Jantje Friese & Marc O. Seng|
|4||"Double Lives"||Martin Behnke & Jantje Friese|
|5||"Truths"||Martin Behnke & Jantje Friese|
|6||"Sic Mundus Creatus Est"||Jantje Friese & Ronny Schalk|
|7||"Crossroads"||Jantje Friese & Marc O. Seng|
|8||"As You Sow, so You Shall Reap"||Martin Behnke & Jantje Friese|
|9||"Everything Is Now"||Jantje Friese & Marc O. Seng|
|10||"Alpha and Omega"||Jantje Friese & Ronny Schalk|
- Netflix greenlit the series for a single season consisting of 10 episodes on February 24, 2016.
- Principal photography began on October 18, 2016 and ended during March of 2017 in Berlin and the surrounding area.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Netflix Confirms First German Series 'Dark' From Baran bo Odar" Hollywood Reporter. February 24, 2016.
- ↑ "DARK, THE FIRST NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES PRODUCED IN GERMANY COMMENCES PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY" Netflix Media. October 18, 2016.